Robert Nagele (51) was born in Klagenfurt and has been with BILLA for more than 23 years. Upon graduating from the Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Academy in Krems, attending the Vienna University of Economics and Business, and gaining his first work experience in Europe, he completed his trainee program at BILLA in 1996. Afterwards, he was in charge of various management positions in operations, sales, purchasing and organisation. In 2003, the responsibility for the BILLA bakery and deli counter profit center was handed over to him, in 2009 he became BILLA Sales Director and in January 2016 he was promoted to COO. Since January 2018 he is CEO of BILLA and in charge of Sales, Store Operations and Human Resources. During his career, he has attended courses at the Executive Academy in Vienna and has acquired certificates as a TQM Assessor and as a Systemic Business Coach. For 65 years, BILLA has been a pioneer in the Austrian grocery trade. Its unique success story, which transformed the Austrian way of shopping for food, began based on the belief that national grocery items should be offered at competitive prices and made available throughout the entire country on a daily basis. With over 1,000 stores and the nationwide online shop, BILLA is the all-round supplier for Austrian households. The assortment covers a full range of products from branded goods to private labels. BILLA belongs to REWE Group.